Designer, Men's Concept, Gap Brand
In 1969, Don and Doris Fisher opened the first Gap store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. They wanted to make it easier to find a great pair of jeans, and they did. Their denim and records store was a hit, and it grew to become one of the world's most iconic brands.
Today we're represented in more than 1400 stores in over 40 countries, and online. We have headquarters in New York, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and, of course, San Francisco.
Our unique aesthetic is optimistic cool, elevated American style. Our clothes are crafted with care, with focused attention to thoughtful design.We believe in staying true to our heritage while creating what's next.
Don and Doris Fisher always wanted to "do more than sell clothes." They wanted to support the people who ran their company, to be active in their communities, and to have a positive impact on the world. Their vision helped transform retail, and we're still following their lead.
We stand for freedom and possibility for all; we champion diverse ideas that transcend generations, geographies and genders.
So if you have ideas, if you're talented, if you want to work with phenomenal people, and if you think we should leave the world a little better than we found it, we'd love to meet you.
As the Concept Designer for Men's, you will beresponsible for creating documents that will inspire and instruct the Men's design team under the guidance of and in collaboration with the VP ofConcept, the VP of Men's and the relevant design teams. In thisrole, you will be asked to do the following:
Essential Duties andResponsibilities
- Define big idea/volume driving trends that will positively impactthe bottom line and enhance design integrity for the Gap and itscross-functional partners
- Conduct research for trend direction by utilizing and analyzingthe offerings of trend forecasting companies, fashion publications, fashionsites/blogs, and trade shows, and through street reports from trend-forwardcities, domestic and abroad.
- Seek out global trends and under-the-radar cultural influencesthrough store research and market/consumer research.
- Investigate category-specific research for detailed analysis onareas of concern (silhouette, fabric, color, & fit analysis in addition tocompetitor comparison) when needed.
- Track seasonal runway reports, analyze trends, and analyze howwhat's happening in ready-to-wear will impact the brand/ your categories.
- Utilize frequent communication with editorial and retail contactsto determine emerging, trend-forward developments in the fashion business.
- Create seasonal documents that capture "Trend Funnel" directionand "Kick-Off" road maps.
- Create presentation boards/room set-ups for "Kick Off" meetings.
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- College degree in Fashion Design or a related field.
- Minimum of fiveplus years of Design experience
- Excellent Indesign and computer presentationskills
- Ability to work well withcross-functional teams
- Strong design and conceptual skills.
- Strong sense of style and color.
- Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color use, sewing techniques, graphics and trim.
- Strong communication and organizational skills.
- Understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment.
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